I hope you'll excuse my ignorance, but I find parallel conductor sizing for a service confusing. I'm going to be installing a 3PH, 4-wire, 1,000-amp overhead service. I'd appreciate references to the 2002 NEC so I can understand it. I'd also appreciate wire smaller than 500kcmil. I don't recall the pipe size, but it took 2 of us over an hour to install the service heads (500kcmil just doesn't bend well).